Prevedelli Farms


Aptos, Carmel, MPC (just berries and jams)


Certified organic apples including many heirloom apples; pears; berries.

Prevedelli Farms also produces delicious preserves, jams and sauces including Traffic Jam, Raspberry, Very Berry and Boysenberry, Apple Butter, Smokey Blackberry Chipotle Sauce and Sweet Heat, a berry-pepper jelly. Gift packs are available.


Prevedelli Farms
Geri Prevedelli-Lathrop and Sam Lathrop
375 Pioneer View Road
Watsonville, CA
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History and Philosophy

Prevedelli Farms is a fourth-generation family farm that has been operating in Watsonville for over 60 years. The farm was originally established on Old San Jose Road in Soquel in the 1920s. Geri’s grandfather Arturo Prevedelli, who emigrated from Italy in the early 1900s, started it.

The Prevedelli Family grows 28 varieties of certified organic apples including many heirloom apples. Some of the varieties include Mutsu, Gravenstein, Honeycrisp, Gala, Jonagold, Braeburn, Pippin and Fuji. In addition to apples, they grow Asian and American heritage pears such as Warren and Bosc. A wide variety of berries are also grown on the farm including blackberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, marionberries, loganberries and raspberries.

All of the Prevedelli’s fruit and vegetables are certified organically grown. Their apples, pears, and berries are picked by hand at peak ripeness for full flavor. Berries are available starting in late spring and into summer. Apples are harvested from July through November. The large variety of apples grown enables the farmers to keep up with the apple harvest, as they ripen at different times.

Stop by and you will get a warm welcome from Geri and her husband Sam. They enjoy getting to know their customers. One of them is always free to answer your questions. Be sure to try a few varieties of apples you may not be familiar with, and pick up recipe cards for applesauce, apple pie, and other delights.

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Prevedelli Farms, established in 1946,  is a family run, certified organic farm in Watsonville, CA. They grow six varieties of berries during the summer and five varieties of pears. They harvest 36 varieties of new and heirloom organic apples in the fall.